Job Postings

The following positions have been sent to MSSA to be posted:

Listings found below:

  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Clayton State University
  • Xavier University



The Department of Social Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University invites applications for an assistant/associate professor in sociology to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to our growing program in multiple ways.  In addition to teaching some of our core courses such as theory and methods, we also seek someone whose strengths lie in one or more of the following specialty areas:  sociology of work, stratification and inequality, gender and work, crime/delinquency, environmental sociology, and/or medical/health.  Opportunities exist for the development of additional topical courses, and the university encourages interdisciplinary teaching efforts. We seek candidates highly committed to the undergraduate experience, with demonstrated (potential) excellence in teaching, research, and service to the College, as well as demonstrated leadership capabilities.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in academic leadership. Willingness to engage in collaborative research with students, including presentations at academic conferences and in publications is strongly preferred.

Information about submitting an application can be found on our HR website: Information about the Sociology Program can be found here:

Please direct any questions about the position to Waneka McFarlane in Human Resources: (239) 590 1401.



The College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Social Sciences at Clayton State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2015. We are particularly interested in a generalist with research and teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: Gender and Crime; Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice; & Courts and Sentencing. The position requires 24 semester hours of undergraduate/graduate teaching per year, and the candidate must have a PhD in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely related discipline in-hand before August, 2015. Candidates should also have evidence of superior teaching and fruitful scholarship, as well as experience working with diverse student and community populations. Success in pursuing externally funded research opportunities is desirable, as is experience or interest in working with graduate students. Preference will also be given to candidates whose teaching and research intersects with the mission of the University’s Center for Community and Justice Studies, an interdisciplinary collaboration to promote social justice within the surrounding community.The advising and mentoring of undergraduate Criminal Justice majors are essential responsibilities. Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with comparable programs.

Part of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is located 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta in a beautiful lakeside setting. For additional information about Clayton State University and the Criminal Justice program visit

Clayton State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications: Doctorate in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely related discipline.



The Department of Sociology at Xavier University of Louisiana, an Historically Black Catholic University located in the heart of New Orleans, invites applicants for TWO tenure-track assistant professor positions beginning August 2015. Applicants should have a PhD in sociology, though ABDs will be considered. The successful candidate for one position will have primary teaching and research specializations in criminology/deviance, with the primary specialization for the other position in medical sociology. Secondary specializations for either position include race and ethnicity, urban and community sociology, gender, and family. Candidates for both positions are expected to develop a broad range of courses, including undergraduate research methods.

The sociology program actively supports Xavier’s mission of promoting a more just and humane society through service-learning projects and community-based research collaborations. In addition to New Orleans’ vibrant culture and dynamic urban revitalization, Xavier’s location provides a rich and fertile research environment with ample opportunities for community engagement, teaching innovation, and research collaborations. Faculty in Xavier’s Department of Sociology enjoy the intimacy of teaching small classes and working closely with individual students, while being affiliated with a larger Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Xavier faculty strive for teaching excellence and innovative research through funding and support from a wide range of institutional programs such as Xavier’s Center for Undergraduate Research, an undergraduate research journal, interdisciplinary programming, the nation’s only Institute for Black Catholic Studies, and Center for Advancement of Teaching. Faculty members will have the opportunity to teach courses beyond sociology in African American and Diaspora Studies and/or Women’s Studies.

Review of applications will begin 12/01/2014. Applications received before 01/15/2015 will be assured consideration. To apply, log in to our online system at: Attach a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae that includes names, addresses, and email addresses of three references, a teaching portfolio, and a research agenda. Address letters of interest to: Dr. Chris Faircloth, Search Committee Chair. Any questions should also be addressed to Chris Faircloth at EOE/AA.